Tag: Dance Music
Major Lazer has been a hot act to see since the explosion of dance music, and is only continuing to create DUBBYfresh beats. Consisting originally of well known producer/DJ Wesley Pentz aka Diplo aka White Lazer, as well as DJ Dave Taylor better known as DJ Switch who has since changed his stage name to Jillionaire. This group, with Diplo as the main contributor/producer is putting out music bridging the gap between genres and truly pushing the envelope for every one making dance music today.
Recently, on April 16, 2012, Major Lazer released a collaboration with vocalist Amber Coffman from Dirty Projectors called “Get Free” that truly pushes for furthering dance music by giving it a calm reggae feel layered with some of the most fitting vocals anyone could have imagined. Diplo was completely successful on the maiden voyage of Holy Ship 2012 earning Major Lazer a spot on upcoming Holy Ship 2013, which is a highly desired gig for any dance music act right now.
If you haven’t heard this track, and even if you have… Enjoy one of my favorite track choices for Summer 2012.
Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival is a staple on the EDM community, specifically to house and techno music which were born in Chicago and Detroit respectively. The Detroit based festival began in 2000 and has over-come management changes as well as other controversy to become a successful 3 day mecca for dance music fans and artists alike. Staying true to the original concept of featuring the progressive and underground dance acts along side the veterans of the craft, Paxahau’s Movement should be a bucket list item that any dance music fan should experience.
DUBBYstep’s weekend in Detroit was short, but packed with amazing music and stories. Arriving Saturday in Detroit, as DEMF is always over Memorial Day weekend running from Saturday to Monday, we attended the Dirtybird Records after party held at the legendary Leland Hotel City Club thanks to label head and long time Detroit local, Claude Vonstroke, pulling some strings. Every act on that lineup (Justin Jay, WORTHY, JPhlip, Eats Everything, Justin Martin, Claude Vonstroke, and Christian Martin in that order) was flawless in getting the crowd built up to the point of dripping sweat yet still jumping out of their shoes until 6 AM! There is no doubt in anyone’s mind who made it to the end that Christian Martin aka Leroy Peppers unveiling his new remix of “Don’t Go” for brother Justin Martin was the highlight of the night. A true “life moment” for the Martin brother’s and die hard Dirtybird fans alike… Justin Martin screams out in the video, “You are witnessing history!!! You are witnessing f***ing history!!!” as his brother concludes playing his “surprise present”.
Video from DUBBYstep provided below, and keep an eye out for DAY TWO of DEMF from your very own DUBBYstep.com…